The hugely popular, politician and human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Geneva to address the International Labour Organization's conference, on the first stop of a 17-day European tour.

She will then continue onto Switzerland, Norway, Britain, Ireland and France. This is Suu Kyi's second trip outside Myanmar in almost a quarter of a century which would have been unimaginable 19 months ago when an authoritarian junta ruled Myanmar and confined her to her home.

Arriving at her hotel a crowd had gathered to meet her ,she was presented with some flowers before being asked if she had been to Geneva beforehand what she thought of it?

Before she left Myanmar the government introduced some new reforms on trade unions and a pledge to end forced labour by 2015.

On this historical trip, Suu Kyi will also give an acceptance speech in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991. Then onto London, where she will give a speech at the British Parliament and then return to Oxford University, which she attended in the 1970s, to receive an honorary doctorate. Then over in Dublin, she will receive an award from Amnesty International.

Written and Presented by Ann Salter